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Darkman

  • 1990
  • US
  • 96 min
  • Directed by: Sam Raimi
  • Cast: Liam Neeson, Frances McDormand, Colin Friels, Larry Drake

Scientist Peyton Westlake (Neeson) develops a synthetic skin for help burn victims, but when thugs disfigure him and he's left with no sense of physical pain he becomes Darkman, a more than slightly unhinged vigilante. Raimi's first studio feature weathered a lengthy script development and ended up surprisingly decent: Neeson, carrying a Hollywood movie for the first time, brings an effective, desperate edge, McDormand does her considerable best as the underwritten love interest and it's all fuelled by Raimi's signature grim humour.

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